Financial Manager
Career Oppurtunity

Head-office
Permanent
Financial Manager

We are looking for Financial Manager which will oversee the Finance department for Chery International. The candidate will work closely with the CFO to ensure daily effectiveness of the overall finance department. The candidate will thus, be a key member of the finance team in ensuring that key outputs are delivered effectively and efficiently. To be successful in this role, the candidate will be responsible for all financial reporting, policies and procures and to support the functional leaders with financial reporting. The candidate will ensure that their area of responsibility meets and exceeds the expectations of our business objectives and contributes to the company’s success in the long run.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Job Functions:

  • All financial reporting, policies, and procedures, while driving reporting excellence
  • Provision of support to functional leaders with respect to financial reporting
  • Development and continued integration of financial systems
  • Project budgeting, forecasting and cash flow forecasting
  • Business analysis including monitoring
  • Team leadership and training of local staff

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Management of the Finance Department
  • Lead and manage the finance team ensuring all areas are functioning effectively (including taxation, cost management, accounting, and reporting)
  • Oversee administrative functions
  • Oversee all vendor contracts including sourcing, negotiation and ensuring appropriate agreements, execution, and service levels
  • Ensure that all activities are done according to budget and forecasts
  • Plan, organise and control the high-level activities related to the department
  • Plan, implement and monitor smooth importing process
  • Develop and maintain progression and succession plans for the department as per company and HR guidelines; this includes the development, implementation, and maintenance of a department skills matrix among other requirements.

Cost:

  • Monitor operating budget performance and actively participates in the monthly review process
  • Accountable for the preparation of the budget and on delivery (costs and time)
  • Negotiate and manage third party service providers in order to reduce costs.

Planning:

  • Plan work according to business requirements and guides all activities accordingly
  • Manage the annual subsidiary planning and administrative process.

People & Team Management:

  • Develop and encourage a team approach with shared objectives
  • Review and communicate individual and team performances in daily, weekly, monthly team meeting
  • Create and maintain strong relationship with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Active involvement in employee development by mentoring, training, and coaching employees of the departments to enhance overall team skills development
  • Develop and monitor the progress of employee development and progress plans
  • Ensure all key people program requirements are met including timely performance management reporting, core training and development programs, etc.
  • Ensure the Finance and Administration Team is executing in their roles and responsibilities to an expected industry standard.

Policy, Procedure and Process Development:

  • In consultation with corporate management, review relevant policy and procedures
  • Communicate with corporate staff to ensure effective alignment and collaboration on key initiatives

Innovation and Improvement:

  • Actively participate in the continual review of company procedures and make recommendations as required
  • In collaboration with the General Manager, identify and address business process opportunities in all areas to further improve effective and efficient operation
  • Identifies, investigates, and implements improvements to all commercial operations in order that security management capability that will satisfy External audit controls compliance.

Experience and Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Matric
  • BCom degree or equivalent
  • Automotive Industry experience at Essential

Skills:

  • Fully computer literate – Microsoft package
  • High level of detail and accuracy
  • Vibrant and self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solutions driven
  • Solutions driven

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